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BBC 100 Women
In 1967, became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon. Kathrine has gone on to run another 40 marathons, and will take part in the for the first time this weekend 🏃‍♀️👏
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the shield is strong Apr 21
Comment: Roberta Gibb's landmark run in '66 was the first by a woman @ Boston. Nina Kuscsik was the first to officially run & complete the race in '72. (Kathy was first to wear a #). This history is explained on page 39 here:
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Sümeyye Sena Sapmaz Apr 22
Replying to @BBC100women @BBC and 2 others
This is a great story that can be inspirational for womens.We sholuldn't forget that sport is for everyone.
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Calla Bonanno Apr 22
Hey ! Check out the 261 Project and !!!!!
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dbleo Apr 22
She's 71??? I hope I look that good at that age
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3MenAndALady Apr 22
I ran my first marathon a month ago. My goal to do before I turn 40, in 2 months. I never thought I'd do it. It was just what this stay at home mom needed. It gave me a "thing" a goal.
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♥️ Apr 22
She wasn't the first woman to run Boston.
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♥️ Apr 22
Bobbi Gibb finished the 1966 Boston Marathon in 3:21:40. Bobbi was actually the first woman to run Boston.
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Laurent Vercueil Apr 22
Replying to @BBC100women @BBC and 2 others
Very inspiring ! but not forgetting Bobby Gibb who, one year earlier was the fist woman to run Boston Marathon in 1966, and in 1967 again run again with less fanfare but one hour more fast than Switzer.
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the shield is strong Apr 23
Switzer has been playing the "victim card" for 51 years. Her version of what transpired in 1967 is riddled with half-truths, and her website presents complete falsehoods. (shocking, I know)
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Race to the Tower Apr 23
Fancy a double In June?
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RunYoung50 Apr 24
Yes, it is just a quirk of chance that Switzer's application got through. I've written about this too - the power of that photo is immense
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RunYoung50 Apr 24
and I've also written about the contribution made by & others to the campaign:
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RunYoung50 Apr 24
Yes, I've written about this on my blog & also about the contribution made by & others to the campaign:
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RunYoung50 Apr 24
Yes, Switzer's contribution has been enormous but it was by a quirk of chance that she got her number. I've written about this on my blog - the power of "that" photo is immense
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RunYoung50 Apr 24
Thank you for the link.
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the shield is strong Apr 24
K Switzer is less of an athlete and more of an actress. For 51 years she has been weaving false history about the '67 marathon. She lays it on thick in that video and her website is littered with misinformation designed to fit her narrative. (shocking, I know)
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